1962 January 1 Mon. Dear Diary, Today was O.K. The morning went fast. Katie is so stubborn. Daddy was silly to get up so early. I need some new winter clothes. How am I going to get them? Again in Church, Katie was stubborn. After Mass, things got dull. Iâ€™ve got a crush on the boy in the Drug Store. I was afraid Mom and Dad would have an argument over dinner. They didnâ€™t. Babysitting was fun. Everyone was asleep. Yours, Linda
1962 January 3
1962 January 4
...Perry Como was terrific and Hoss Pa were on. Each one sang and Hoss did the twist. I went to take a bath at 10:30 and remembered I hadn’t set my hair yet. I’m going to be pooped tomorrow.
I did all my homework and found lots of things for my history project. Dr. Kildare was real good. If he had put on a skullcap, I’d die.
1962 January 6
1962 January 9
...When I got home, I ate real leisurely. After that, I sewed and read “The Trapp Family.” That’s real good. Basketball was fun we went in the locker rooms and played “hide & go seek.” We went in the dark hall. Wow it was spooky...
...I hope I can get out and get a skirt for Terri’s party. I hate that Reggie Sutherland. He is a creep. Mom just came home she bought 17 mag. for me. I wish I was cute. G’night, Linda
1962 January 16
1962 January 19
...I’m very confused. In fact, I find spelling hard. Stupid, aren’t I. I wish I was thin and beautiful like Susan Van Wyck...
Dear Diary Today was bad, but it was better than yesterday. I brought all kinds of junk to school today. Nose Drops, Vicks, Dristan, Kleenix. And still I had trouble...
1962 January 21
1962 January 31
...Grandpa was late today, so we ate without him. Dinner was real good. I wrote an article for the “American Girl.” I hope I win. The title is “Patty Makes a Decision”...
...We stayed after school to reherse for the Old Age Home today. We didn’t get much done. I’m getting so fat. But I can’t stop eating...
1962 February 2
1962 February 4
...Dottie got kicked out of the choir. I was so-o-o hungry at Mass. We had a girl scout meeting this afternoon. Sister watched our dances, she didn’t like them...
...Helen and I went to White Plains. We went shopping and to the movies. We saw “Second Time Around.” It was real good and so funny...
1962 February 6
1962 February 8
...I’m watching Henry Fonda now. It’s excellent.
...All the T.V. shows were good. Mom went shopping and got me the album West Side Story and a book called Dr. Kildare.
1962 February 27
1962 March 4
Dear Diary, Today was another rainy day. I no more felt like going to school than...We had Art. My drawing was terrible. We practiced â€œThe Sound of Music.â€? We sounded terrible...
...When I woke up, I washed my hair. I hope it turns out well. Bonanza was the best one yet. It was so wonderful. I hope I get accepted into the schools. Linda
1962 Christmas Presents.
1962 March 5 Mon. ...Mary was accepted into Our Lady of Victory and Good Council. Iâ€™m on the waiting list for both. I started to cry and instead of understanding, Mommy started yelling...
Suitcase- Mommy and Daddy Blouse- Aunt Eileen, Uncle Buddy Skirt- Mom and Dad Scarf- Nancy Mirror- Judy Sweater- Grandpa Slip- Mom and Dad Slippers Jewelry Box Chess Set Password Game Stockings Wind Song Charm (Typewriter) Pearls Black Velvet Slacks